Where "is" Ms. "Maddie."

Where "is" Ms. "Maddie."

Post by Abhay Thatt » Wed, 27 May 1998 04:00:00


Ou "est'"-eLLe?

i "aM" mISsIng "hER."

Wazzup "MaDDIe" tOo "BUsY" feR "US" LAtElY?"

cAn "SHE" bE "PaGeD?":))

 
 
 

Where "is" Ms. "Maddie."

Post by IndyRun » Thu, 28 May 1998 04:00:00

Mabye she's out walking her dog.  :)

   David
"IndyRunr"

 
 
 

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Post by Ozzie Gonta » Thu, 28 May 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

> Mabye she's out walking her dog.  :)
>  David "IndyRunr"

I've been wondering the same thing.  I miss her storyweaving and perspective.

YO, MADELEINE!  HEEEEYYYYYY, MADDIE!!!  CAN YOUSE HEAR US SCREAMING RATHER
LOUDLY AND IN ALL DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS ATTEMPTING TO YELL LOUD ENOUGH SO
THAT YOU HEAR OUR FAINT VOICES...IF YOU ARE FAR AWAY.

Dissertations, course work and doct***defenses have that ability to drown
out the sounds of reality and presence and the narrative quality of daily
living...and friends.  But friends don't let friends run away.  Remember no
matter where you run, you can't hide because wherever you go, you can't get
out of your unconscious that rec.running is running home.  We'll be
hear/here waiting for your return.

After 23 years at the San Diego Marathon Clinic, working with groups for 25
years and observing organizationS for 40 years, Bion's theory on the
Concept of Herd continues to prove itself to me:

Humans beings as a species are herd, pack, social animals
All we know as human is learned in groups
   There is no such thing as individual action or activity
Groups are mental configurations  (Once a Marine, always...)
Groups are necessary for human survival. Anaclytic Depression=fear of separation

So along with the other leaders of rec.running Bion's statement rings true
for and from the experience of so many hundreds of thousands of miles
travelled by all of us on foot alone and together.  The Primary role and
responsibility of a leader is:
   MAXIMIZE EACH PERSON'S SENSE OF CONNECTION

That goes for all of us from Abhay to Zamboni.  When a group is working, it
is fun, it feels good no matter how hard or difficult the going is.  When a
group is not working, it doesn't feel good and it's not fun no matter how
easy it may seem.

Those following the history of rec.running know that IndyRunr knows about a
working group and non-working group...and what it feels like.  Thank
goodness we have our running...or walking/cycling/swimming when injured to
return to St. George's words of wisdom: "while we are called to be Poets,
Artists, Philosophers, Saints, Heroes; first and foremost be "good
animals."  He called us to be athletes who bring out the best in others by
bringing out the best in ourselves.  What a gift.  What a present in the
present.  What a presence.  How many times has St. George been with you on
one of those inner runs.  He continues to touch our souls.  God bless his
soles.

Maddie, your running home misses you.

Ozzie "I just hate to put whatever this is called" Gontang

--
In health and on the run,
Ozzie Gontang
Maintainer - rec.running FAQ
Director, San Diego Marathon Clinic, est. 1975

 
 
 

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Post by Dirk » Thu, 28 May 1998 04:00:00

Looks like we all miss Maddie madly...alas, we lack a lass.

Take heart. You can catch her act at alt.folklore.urban
where she's as ornery as ever.

here's hoping she's back as a "rec.runner" soon,
Dirk

[some nice stuff]

 
 
 

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Post by Abhay Thatt » Thu, 28 May 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

> After 23 years at the San Diego Marathon Clinic, working with groups for 25
> years and observing organizationS for 40 years, Bion's theory on the
> Concept of Herd continues to prove itself to me:
> All we know as human is learned in groups

Disagree.

Quote:
>    There is no such thing as individual action or activity

Disagree.

Quote:
> travelled by all of us on foot alone and together.  The Primary role and
> responsibility of a leader is:
>    MAXIMIZE EACH PERSON'S SENSE OF CONNECTION

Disagree.
 
 
 

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Post by Madeleine Pa » Fri, 29 May 1998 04:00:00

Abhay Thatte enquired after me in a post that looked disturbingly like a
ransom note.

Quote:
>Ou "est'"-eLLe?

mE "vOiLA", mOn "bRavE".

Quote:
>Wazzup "MaDDIe" tOo "BUsY" feR "US" LAtElY?"

It'S "sChOOl", hEaLTh "pRoBLemS" anD "NOt" RuNNinG.

Quote:
>cAn "SHE" bE "PaGeD?":))

<WhAPp>

TaKE "tHaTTe"!

Then IndyRnr said:

Quote:
>Mabye she's out walking her dog.  :)

Good guess, David! The NH and I do indeed go out limping together every
day. You'd be proud of her, by the way: she chewed a Nike shoe the other
day and *spat out the remnants*.

Quote:

>YO, MADELEINE!  HEEEEYYYYYY, MADDIE!!! CAN YOUSE HEAR US SCREAMING RATHER
>LOUDLY AND IN ALL DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS ATTEMPTING TO YELL LOUD ENOUGH SO
>THAT YOU HEAR OUR FAINT VOICES...IF YOU ARE FAR AWAY.

Wha? Why's the NH barking so? Hunh? Hello? What's that racket I hear? Hey!
"Falling gracefully"! That sounds familiar! That you, rec.runners?


Quote:
>Take heart. You can catch her act at alt.folklore.urban
>where she's as ornery as ever.

Ornery? You call me *ornery*, you miserable witless wizened wee
worm^W^W^W^W^W^Wdo you, dear? How, um, apposite. Thank you *so* much for
the feedback.

Meanwhile, pleased and embarrassed thanks for the kind words, all of you,
and for waking me out of my non-running non-r.r.-reading torpor. I was
feeling as if I'd lost all motivation to run after all these weeks off.
But you've inspired me. Hope to be runing again in a couple of weeks,
after I see the new orthopod.

Madeleine "creaky body. cranky mind" Page

 
 
 

Where "is" Ms. "Maddie."

Post by IndyRun » Sat, 30 May 1998 04:00:00

:)  Welcome back, give the pooch a kiss for me for eating up the nikes.  :)

   David
"IndyRunr"

 
 
 

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Post by Dirk » Sat, 30 May 1998 04:00:00

You can't run, but you can hide, it seems. So, welcome back.

In the meantime, I'm happy to report that I've started a new thread in
that a.f.u place you like so much, called "What a gallon of gasoline
costs at my neighborhood pumps"! It's an endlessly fascinating subject,
don't you think?

--Dirk

[her typically ornery stuff!]

 
 
 

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Post by Madeleine Pa » Sat, 30 May 1998 04:00:00

: :)  Welcome back, give the pooch a kiss for me for eating up the nikes.  :)

Glad to.

Ooops. Forgot to tell you what she did to the Adidas, didn't I?

Madeleine "what's Saucony for the pooch is Saucony for the panda" Page

 
 
 

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Post by Owen McCal » Sat, 30 May 1998 04:00:00

"what's Saucony for the pooch is Saucony for the panda"

I LOVE THAT    damn clever!     I mean that is right up there

 
 
 

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Post by Mike Tenne » Fri, 05 Jun 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

>You can't run, but you can hide, it seems. So, welcome back.

>In the meantime, I'm happy to report that I've started a new thread in
>that a.f.u place you like so much, called "What a gallon of gasoline
>costs at my neighborhood pumps"! It's an endlessly fascinating subject,
>don't you think?

>--Dirk

Just be sure to include lots of "smileys" in your posts there and you'll do
fine...

Mike "TriBop" Tennent

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